• Short Summary

    President Cevdet Sunay of Turkey conferred at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Saturday night (13 March) with military leaders whose intervention into the country's politics last week led to the downfall of the Government of Mr Suleiman Demirel.

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    President Cevdet Sunay of Turkey conferred at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Saturday night (13 March) with military leaders whose intervention into the country's politics last week led to the downfall of the Government of Mr Suleiman Demirel. No details of the discussion were revealed.

    Most Turks have reacted calmly to the developments but there were angry scenes in the Senate on Saturday when the Speaker, Mr Tekin Ariburni, rejected the armed forces' contention that ineffective work by Parliament had caused the current instability and loss of confidence among the people. He was applauded by Members from Mr Demirel's Justice Party but was angrily rebuked by Opposition Members. Some Senators accused the Speaker of pouring petrol on the political flames.

    Most political leaders, however, are keeping out of the limelight and waiting to see how President Sunay acts.

    This film is a telerecording of material transmitted on today's Eurovision link.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DUZUI431VX8B1XW33L8CDKJA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DUZUI431VX8B1XW33L8CDKJA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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